Diamond Ohio

DIRECTORY

HOME

park Offerings

News

Activities

Rates

Maps & Directions

Constitution

Local Attractions

For Sale

Honor Our Troops

Forms & Info

Elections

RULES & REGULATIONS

REMEMBRANCE

Membership Meeting Minutes

Q&A

 

 

     

Honor Our Troops

If you have a loved one or a special someone that is currently on active duty and serving our country and you want to share his/her picture and/or a letter that you have written them, please contact us.  We will be posting letters and pictures on this page in a format to share and express our support for the troops currently serving our country. 

You may contact us via our feedback forum, the form below, or drop off the information at the office and we will post it on this website.  We do reserve the right to edit all information submitted, or refuse the posting of material that is not suitable as determined by the Membership Board of Directors.

May the men and women currently serving our country in any capacity overseas return safely, and for the men and women currently serving within the United States, may they continue to be strong and provide the support necessary for all the armed services.


 

Here is some information about our son. Master Sergeant Mark Detrick. Son of Glenn & Pat Detrick.  17 yrs. in Marine Corp.
Duty station: Camp Lejeune, North Caroline.  3 Tours in Iraq and just completed tour in Afghanistan.  Awarded 2 Purple Hearts for injuries in Iraq.
Awarded Certificate of Commendation for "helping rescue 31 marines during his duty in Iraq, while wounded with shrapnel lodged in his left temple."
Awarded Certificate of Commendation for rescue in Bosnia.  MOS/Training:Diver, Demolitions Specialist, Paratrooper, High Altitude Paratrooper, Sniper & Navigation Specialist

 

                                                                                                                                       

                                                 

                     


This is a poem being sent from a Marine to his Dad.


THE MARINE

 


We all came together,
Both young and old
To fight for our freedom,
To stand and be bold.




In the midst of all evil,
We stand our ground,
And we protect our country
From all terror around.




Peace and not war,
Is what some people say.
But I'll give my life,
So you can live the American way.




I give you the right
To talk of your peace.
To stand in your groups,
and protest in our streets.




But still I fight on,
I don't bitch, I don't whine.
I'm just one of the people
Who is doing your time.




I'm harder than nails,
Stronger than any machine.
I'm the immortal soldier,
I'm a U.S. MARINE!




So stand in my shoes,
And leave from your home.

Fight for the people who hate you,
With the protests they've shown.




Fight for the stranger,
Fight for the young.
So they all may have,
The greatest freedom you've won.




Fight for the sick,
Fight for the poor
Fight for the cripple,
Who lives next door.




But when your time comes,
Do what I've done.
For if you stand up for freedom,
You'll stand when the fight's done.




By: Corporal Aaron M. Gilbert, US Marine Corps

USS SAIPAN, PERSIAN GULF


March 23, 2003


FREEDOM isn't FREE

... someone pays for you and me.

 

                 

 

FOLDING OUR FLAG


Do you know that at military funerals, the 21-gun salute stands for the sum of the numbers in the year 1776?




Have you ever noticed the honor guard pays meticulous attention to correctly folding the United States of America Flag 13 times? You probably thought it was to symbolize the original 13 colonies, but we learn something new every day!

The 1st fold of the flag is a symbol of life.

The 2nd fold is a symbol of the belief in eternal life.

The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing the ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of the country to attain peace throughout the world.

The 4th fold represents the weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.




The 5th fold is a tribute to the country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, "Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.



The 6th fold is for where people's hearts lie. It is with their heart that They pledge allegiance to the flag of the United! States Of America, and the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.



The 7th fold is a tribute to its Ar med Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that they protect their country and their flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of their republic.



The 8th fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day.



The 9th fold is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers. For it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.



The 10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of their country since they were first born.



The 11th fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrews eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.



The 12th fold represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in the Christians eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.



The 13th fold, or when the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding them of their nations motto, "In God We Trust."



After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the Sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for them the rights, privileges and freedoms they enjoy today.

There are some traditions and ways of doing things that have deep meaning. In the future, you'll see flags folded and now you will know why.


 

mail to: webmaster@leisurelakepark.com with questions, comments or feedback about our park or web site..
     Last modified: 03/09/2016